Democratic National Convention

California Democrats will send 494 delegates and 35 alternates to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All pledged delegates are allocated to the presidential candidates according to the results of the March 3, 2020 Primary. At-Large and PLEO Delegates are chosen by the Presidential Campaigns, keeping in mind our affirmative action goals, and confirmed by the Statewide Delegation at the May 17th meeting. 

Apply Today:

Step 1. Our 2020 Delegate Selection application process has changed from previous cycles. Please review the Step by Step instructions before applying to avoid any delays in the processing of your application: HERE 

Step 2. Click HERE to apply online. *Please contact CDP staff at or 916-442-5707 if you have any questions regarding the online application process. 

Don't want to apply online?  Download and print your application:

If you prefer to submit a hard copy application, please download and print the hardcopy PDF's below. Completed applications may be scanned and emailed to or faxed to 916-442-5715. You may also submit your application by traditional mail, postmarked by March 3rd. Please note, applications submitted online will be processed faster than hardcopy applications. 

District-Level Delegate: Form A

At-Large Delegate: Form B

PLEO Delegate: Form C

2020 Delegate Selection Plan:

2020 Delegate Selection Plan (Adopted at Executive Board meeting 8/25/2019)

Becoming a Delegate:

How to Become a Delegate

Running as a District-Level Delegate

Important Fact Sheets:

Congressional District Delegate and Alternate Allocation

Gender Non-Binary Candidates and the Equal Division of District-Level Delegates and Alternates

2020 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan Overview

2020 Delegate Travel Cost 

Delegate Selection Plan Update for Executive Board  


2020 Delegate Selection Media Kit 


Key Dates:

May 2019: May 2019: Draft Delegate Selection Plan sent to Delegate Selection & Affirmative Action Committee (DSACC) Members

June 29, 2019, 10:00am: Anaheim Testimony on Delegate Selection Process (Orange County Democratic Party Office - 1916 W. Chapman Ave, Suite B Orange, CA 92868)

July 13, 2019, 11:00am: Fresno Testimony on Delegate Selection Process (Fresno County Democratic Party Office - 1033 U St. Fresno CA 93721)

July 27, 2019, 11:00am: Sacramento Testimony on Delegate Selection Process (California Democratic Party Headquarters- 1830 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811)

August 2, 2019: Statewide Online Testimony on Delegate Selection Process (please see Calendar for participation details: ) 

August 23, 2019: DSAAC Statewide meeting to adopt Final Plan 

August 25, 2019: Adoption of Final Plan by Executive Board

July 13-16, 2020: Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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